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30-November-2010

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Developing societal progress indicators: a practical guide

Statistics Working Paper N. 35 - 2010/6 - There is a broad recognition that the development of cross-cutting, high-quality, shared, and accessible information about a society’s progress is crucial to ensure that decision-making is simultaneously responsive and responsible at all levels. There is no single correct way to manage a project to measure societal progress - different projects will have different goals, audiences and

26-July-2010

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A framework to measure the progress of societies

Statistics Working Paper N. 34 - 2010/5 - Over the last three decades, a number of frameworks have been developed to promote and measure well-being, quality of life, human development and sustainable development. Some frameworks use a conceptual approach while others employ a consultative approach, and different initiatives to measure progress will require different frameworks. The aim of this paper is to present a proposed framework

13-July-2010

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Indicators of "societal progress": lessons from international experiences

Statistics Working Paper N. 33 - 2010/4 - This paper looks at different experiences in the development and use of societal progress indicator sets . at the European, national and sub-national level . with the aim of identifying useful lessons from these experiences. Five case studies are presented: the indicators used to support the EU ¡ªLisbon Strategy.; the UK Sustainable Development indicators; Measures of Australia.s Progress;

12-July-2010

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Comparing price levels of hospital services across countries: results of a pilot study

Statistics Working Paper N. 32 - 2010/3 - Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet,

3-May-2010

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Towards measuring the volume output of education and health services: a handbook

Statistics Working Paper N. 31 - 2010/2 - The measurement of volumes of health and education services constitutes a challenge for national accountants and price statisticians. In the past, such services have typically been measured by the inputs used to provide them but such an approach neglects any productivity changes in service provision. An increasing number of countries is now working towards output-based measures of the volume

25-March-2010

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The OECD ORBIS database: responding to the need for firm-level micro-data in the OECD

Statistics Working Paper N. 30 - 2010/1 - Firm-level micro-data have become increasingly important in OECD activities not only for econometric analysis that captures heterogeneity across enterprises but also in order to conduct different and more detailed types of data aggregation (e.g. by geographical unit, firm size, industry). This paper describes the development of the OECD ORBIS micro database. This database includes more than

21-October-2009

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How good is trust? Measuring trust and its role for the progress of societies

Statistics Working Paper N. 29 - 2009/3 - This paper investigates the notion and role of trust in modern societies as a first step towards the construction of indicators that could better inform our understanding of societal progress. Trust is commonly viewed as a proxy indicator of social capital, and a high level of trust is considered a factor that can enhance economic growth and social well-being. Indicators of trust inform about

26-February-2009

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The Final Financial Investment of French Households

Statistics Working Paper N. 28 - 2009/2 - This working paper analyses the “final financial instruments” in which French households’ financial savings are invested by making transparent their intermediated investments with mutual funds and life insurance corporations.

25-February-2009

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Do financial systems converge? New evidence from household financial assets in selected OECD countries

Statistics Working Paper N. 27 - 2009/1 - Many authors underlined the convergence of financial structures towards a model which combines elements of the Anglo Saxon one, where markets prevail, with characteristics of the continental European systems, where intermediaries are predominant. The goal of this paper is to study financial systems convergence through the lens of household asset allocation. We analyze ó and â convergence of

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